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Post Reply At what point are we no longer "human."
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Posted 9 days ago , edited 9 days ago
Humanity as a philosophical institution is an innate characteristic which cannot be taken away or surrendered, and it is bestowed upon each and every being belonging to the human race no matter the manner of their birth or the extent of their bodily modification.
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Personally, I don't agree when someone says,"a person isn't human when they don't have emotions".It's pretty vague and doesn't even cover all the exceptions to the phrase itself.What if the person is a vegetable;impossible of showing any types of feelings or emotion;does that mean they are less than human?What about the people who got in an accident, and are now in a vegetative state? Is their status of being human revoked?If a person was born with ASPD (antisocial personality disorder) and are incapable of feeling and reciprocating emotions,are they too less than human?
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When we die and are no more.

As for a lack of emotionality, you mistake human for humanity. A human could lose their humanity and will remain human until he or she dies. Another subject for another time.
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25 / M / Sydney, Australia
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Posted 8 days ago
When we stop having emotions and feelings.

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23 / F / New Jersey, USA
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What does it truly mean to be human?
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31 / F / Houston
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When my body is being eaten by microbes and I'm returning nitrogen to the Earth.
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Emotion intelligence monkeys. Or....

Are we something more...
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Simple.
When you aren't in genus Homo anymore.
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Posted 19 hours ago

rohaun wrote:

Personally, I don't agree when someone says,"a person isn't human when they don't have emotions".It's pretty vague and doesn't even cover all the exceptions to the phrase itself.What if the person is a vegetable;impossible of showing any types of feelings or emotion;does that mean they are less than human?What about the people who got in an accident, and are now in a vegetative state? Is their status of being human revoked?If a person was born with ASPD (antisocial personality disorder) and are incapable of feeling and reciprocating emotions,are they too less than human?


People with ASPD do have emotions. AFAIK it may be limited or stunted in some way, but otherwise such people including psychopaths and sociopaths have emotions.
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